Broken Toilet Tank

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Old 03-21-12, 08:32 AM
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Broken Toilet Tank

So, without going into the ridiculous details that caused the problem, I managed to break a big clean piece off the back of my toilet tank this morning.

I have an AquaSource 1-piece toilet. I really don't want to have to replace the whole thing if I can avoid it. The darn thing isn't even a year old! The piece that broke is pretty large, but it broke off in one clean piece. I put the piece back on, just resting there, and it fits back perfectly, just needs to be "glued". It's the back of the tank, that faces the wall. Is it possible to somehow glue it back on...with something?
 
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Old 03-21-12, 08:47 AM
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Well....anything can be tried. Just be prepared for a big flood if the tank shatters further....and it probably will eventually.

An epoxy (Devcon and JB Weld are a couple of brands) would be the only thing I'd attempt to use. No superglue!
 
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Old 03-21-12, 09:31 AM
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OK, thanks Gunguy! I'm thinking I will probably end up with a new toilet, because I don't feel like cleaning up another watery mess!
 
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Old 03-21-12, 12:50 PM
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Hmmm... They are poor performing toilets anyway IMO.

That is the thing with one piece toilets. I have always preferred two piece toilets only.

Spend the money on a better toilet also. Just my opinion.

Mike NJ
 
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Old 03-21-12, 01:53 PM
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Mike, I'm not thrilled with the flushing power of the toilet, but I haven't really had any problems with it either. I wanted a 1 piece because I live in a house with 3 boys and cleaning 2 pc. toilets stinks! It's been much less frustrating cleaning this one.

So I went to Lowe's and ended up getting some waterproof epoxy stuff. I'm going to see if that works first, because I know DH will not be happy if he's got to install a new toilet. If that doesn't work, this is the toilet I'm looking at: Shop American Standard Clean White High Efficiency WaterSense Elongated 2-Piece Toilet at Lowes.com Standard|White|2-piece|Elongated.
 
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Old 03-21-12, 03:40 PM
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I promote these. Champion 4.


Shop American Standard Champion 4 White Elongated Toilet at Lowes.com

Why?

I install them, I have them in my home, I cant clogg them, and IMO are the best toilets out there compared to Kohler and Toto.

Mike NJ
 
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Old 03-21-12, 07:36 PM
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If you are looking for a second opinion, ditto. I recommend them on all my remodeling jobs. They are ADA compliant, flush with a ferocity, and are much cheaper than others that tout their high points.
 
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Old 03-26-12, 07:23 PM
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Thanks for the suggestions guys. I will definitely keep the Champion 4 in the event we need to get a new one. The water weld stuff seems to be really strong and solid, so barring anymore bad mornings around here, hopefully it will last for several years.
 
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Old 07-25-12, 05:32 PM
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Just wanted to follow up on this post, in case anyone else was looking for info.

The fix is still holding on the toilet. No problems.

Just recommended my mom get a Champion 4 though, in her new house.
 
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Old 07-25-12, 05:43 PM
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That's good it held. Saves some money right?



( Your member ID reminds me of a frat. Lambda Beta Delta in PL. Any relation?)
 
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Old 07-25-12, 05:48 PM
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LOL, Mike! No, just my initials. And yes, saving money is always good!
 
 

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